In partnership with BC Hockey and the NHL Officials Association, the Canucks Centre was proud to host Officials Night at Rogers Arena. After responding to a contest run by BC Hockey, 10 lucky minor hockey referees were selected and welcomed on March 28 for an exclusive meet-and-greet with NHL officials Don Vanmassenhoven, Tom Kowal, Vaughan Rody and David Brisebois.
Gathering in a private room within Rogers Arena, the ten teenaged contest-winners heard from each NHL official’s road to the big leagues. In addition to their personal stories, the quartet of officials offered our aspiring referees and linesmen helpful advice, tricks of the trade and encouragement, making their night a truly unique and invaluable experience.
Special thanks to Sean Raphael and Jeff Edgley of BC Hockey for their time and effort in facilitating this extraordinary night for our contest winners.
For more information on the Canucks Centre Officials Night and other programs, visit canucks.com/grassroots or call 604-899-7770.